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Bain returned to school board

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Even before Tuesday’s election, it was known Pulaski County School Board would have new faces come January. Tuesday, the voters decided which of those faces will…

Pulaski County leading NRV in jobs

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com  Pulaski County had the lowest unemployment rate in the New River Valley in September “for the first time in years,” county officials noted. Robert Hiss, assistant…

Stop the texts, stop the wrecks

Recent studies have shown that drivers who operate motor vehicles while distracted by there cellular devices are much more likely to be involved in an auto accident – about 23…

June dedication hoped for museum

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski Town Manager John Hawley says June 2, 2012 has been selected as the target date for dedication of the new Raymond F. Ratcliffe Transportation Museum.…

Man arrested in attempted robbery

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com RADFORD – A 26-year-old Radford man is being held without bond this morning, facing five charges in connection with the attempted armed robbery of the CVS…

Criteria for teacher evaluations approved

By NEESEY PAYNE neesey@southwesttimes.com The Virginia Department of Education has approved updated guidelines for Uniformed Performance and Standards and Evaluation Criteria for Teachers. The new guidelines require teachers to be…

Creek title searches ok’d

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski Town Council has agreed to have title searches conducted in an effort to pinpoint ownership of Peak Creek. Town Attorney David Warburton said there appear…

Consultant: Dalton project ‘visionary’

  By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com A consultant says refurbishing the Dalton building is a “visionary and attainable” project, but the town of Pulaski will have to find about $400,000 in…

Pulaski preparing for winter

By Jonathan Hooks jonathan@southwesttimes.com With colder weather just around the corner, the Pulaski Public Works Department is in the midst of stockpiling some 750 tons of salt that could be…

Farmer’s take action for conservation

By JONATHAN HOOKS jonathan@southwesttimes.com In the summer of 2011, farmers in six soil and water conservation districts across the commonwealth were urged to begin participating in a pilot program to…